This guide describes three pilgrimage routes that lead through north Spain to the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino del Norte is an 817km five-week coastal route from the town of Irún, close to the French
border. Its alternatives are the Camino Primitivo (which splits from the Norte near Oviedo for the next 355km) and the Camino Inglés (a five-day 116km route from the city of Ferrol on the north-west coast).
The guide gives stage-by-stage description of all three routes, and to the Camino Finisterre (a three-day extension from Santiago to the coast). It gives advice on gear, pilgrim hostels and a glossary in English, Spanish and
Euskera. It describes the many historic shrines, churches, towns and cities visited along the way.
- Over 120,000 walk the main route to Santiago
- These three alternatives in the network of routes are well waymarked but less well known
- First edition of this guidebook (published in 2013) has sold over 4000 copies
- Cicerone guide to the main route through Spain is a consistent bestseller
About the author
Dave Whitson has walked extensively on European pilgrim roads. He has led
seven student group pilgrimages, including four on the Francés and one on
the Norte. He has walked the Norte and Primitivo three times.
Laura Perazzoli was a student on one of Daves first group pilgrimages, on
the Francés. She has since led her own groups on the Francés and Norte, and
walked the Norte and Primitivo in 2009 and 2011, and the Inglés in 2011.